‘I can’t tell you what the Emoluments Clause means’: Trump’s AG nominee admits he doesn’t understand the Constitution

‘I can’t tell you what the Emoluments Clause means’: Trump’s AG nominee admits he doesn’t understand the Constitution

In an exchange on Tuesday, President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, Bill Barr, admitted to California’s Dianne Feinstein that he didn’t understand the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

The clause is meant to protect the United States system of government from “corrupting foreign influences” by restricting government officials from receiving “any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.” Many Democrats and legal scholars believe the president has frequently violated the Emoluments Clause.

via Rawstory ‘I can’t tell you what the Emoluments Clause means’: Trump’s AG nominee admits he doesn’t understand the Constitution